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JR East KiHa E120 DMU at Imaizumi Station, July 2009
|Locale||Yamagata Prefecture, Japan|
|Line length||90.7 km (56.4 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)|
The Yonesaka Line (米坂線 Yonesaka-sen?) is a railway line in Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects Yonezawa Station in Yamagata Prefecture to Sakamachi Station in Niigata Prefecture. At Yonezawa, connections to the Yamagata Shinkansen and Ōu Main Line can be made; while the Uetsu Main Line connects at Sakamachi Station. The line takes its name from the first kanji of Yonezawa (米沢?) and Sakamachi (坂町?).
Trains can only pass each other at Uzen-Komatsu, Imaizumi, Uzen-Tsubaki, Oguni, Echigo-Kanamaru, and Echigo-Shimoseki stations.
|Yonezawa||米沢||0.0||Yamagata Shinkansen, Ōu Main Line||Yonezawa||Yamagata
|Imaizumi||今泉||23.0||Flower Nagai Line||Nagai|
|Sakamachi||坂町||90.7||Uetsu Main Line||Murakami|
As of February 2009, the following rolling stock is used on the Yonesaka Line. All are based at Niitsu Depot.
- KiHa 40/47/48 DMUs
- KiHa 52 DMUs
- KiHa 58 DMUs
- KiHa 110 series DMUs
- KiHa E120 DMUs (since November 2008)
The Yonezawa to Oguni section was opened in stages between 1926 and 1935. The Sakamachi to Echigo-Kanamaru section was opened between 1931 and 1933. The line was completed with the opening of the Oguni to Echigo-Kanamaru section in 1936.
This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.
- JR East Niigata Area press release, (16 October 2008). Retrieved on 17 October 2008. (Japanese)
- 《草町義和》. "JR東日本、新潟・秋田地区に電気式の新型気動車を導入へ | レスポンス". Response.jp. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
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